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CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
focused on the presidential election and goal to beat president obama and elect a new president. we are heavily invested in the senate and house race. thing a way about the -- [inaudible] i don't think priority u.s.a. for example -- restore future exclusively dedicated. we're focused on all of the senate races or where you're going do see a lot more of the advertising early your on in the senate races, the bigger the office, the more people pay attention. the we'll be engaged in a number of house races probably a little bit later as we get closer. >> yeah. that's the other thing. the cross roads place outside role in the senate races and don't think that the two are not entwined. i'm not suggesting anything knee fair use. let's say there was president issue advertising. the republican side, the crossroads and other outspending on the senate roadways and house races. and those all have an impact. it's the environment how do people feel when there's million of dollar of ad spending in state of montana, for example within out senate race, it affects the house race and other races below it.
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
institutions, afl-cio, emily's list over the years your in certain states, but using them in a presidential campaign as he obama campaign has this year is a major advance. part of the problem with the way that people have tested messages historically is that you either have a poll that asked some of who they support, and it tells them a bunch of defamation and to ask. >> into sport and you see anybody those. before you ask directly if i told you that mitt romney hasn't paid taxes for x number of years, would it make you more or less likely to vote for him? some% of people either move when they hear that a mesh or they tell you they wouldn't. people telling you that they would move is a pretty sort of conjectural thing. i wouldn't cognitive growth anyone who told you what they would do under hypothetical senate and given some information. they may or may not already know. that's part of the problem with those polls is that asked people if new piece of -- you may or may not already know. and so, or in focus groups you bring somebody in an jafa doesn't people and show them and add and ask them
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30pm EDT
presidential candidate mitt romney. later, president obama rallies with supporters in las vegas. >> tuesday british labour party leader ed miliband delivers remarks in manchester. we'll have live coverage from england here on c-span2 starting at 9:15 a.m. eastern. also tuesday on c-span2, a look at what happens to individual taxes if the bush era tax cuts expire. former congressional budget office director douglas holtz-eakin and other economists look at the issue. our live coverage from the urban institute here in washington, d.c. starts at noon eastern. >> every generation through our history has worked and sacrificed to leave a better country to their children and grandchildren and future generations. we, we were then spending their money, we are now even more, much more, spending their money, and we are leaving them a mess that will be a very difficult to deal with, and if we are that weak, just think of who wants to come here first and take us over. now, the last thing i ever want to see is to see our country taken over because we're so financially weak we can't do anything
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
against president obama as we approach the first presidential debate of 2012, the 27 the year of featuring the major party nominees. julia and would rich new york on the republican line. go ahead. >> caller: hello, thank you for letting me have this time on c-span. i am very worried, very worried. i'm watching the debate because of course i watch everything about politics because i know that we are on the brink of a major change. this is the end of the republican party if romney doesn't get in because of the changing face of america. and what i wanted to say here and i wanted to say to the people is high as a citizen, i am 72-years-old and i have many generations in this country, i have never been so ashamed of the press. they have sold their souls to the devil and they have lost their integrity because it is so by yes they are running a campaign for obama, and he would never be in the position he is and if they didn't because he has a completely failed for years, and you know what? i know he tried. -- >> the washington journal every morning at seven eastern on c-span. the senate
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
. goodnight. >> this wednesday president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney meet at the university of denver for the first of three debates. watch and engage with c-span spoke to the white house coverage. >> up next we'll bring you another debate with the candidates vying to represent iowa's new fourth congressional district. then rivals in the pharmaceutical industry called for more cooperation in combating counterfeit prescription drugs. and later, live coverage with congressional watchers on congress' record in making its proceedings more open and transparent to the public. >> also today, journalists and communication analysts share their guidance on how best to watch the upcoming presidential debates. they will offer what's called a citizens guide for viewing and understanding the debates that begin later this week. posted by the national communication association, the forum begins at 1 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> when nation's cheat and trade as china's cheat, i will find do something the president has not been willing to do which is called in on the carpet for it an
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
because we have a presidential election six weeks ago -- six weeks from now in which whoever, whether's obama, romney, they're going to have to sit there, and this is what they're going to be spending your time on. yes, young man. >> hi. um, i just -- oh, 13. >> thank you. >> i just wanted to say, first of all, that i am right in the middle of the price of politics, i'm in the middle of chapter 20, so it's an incredible book, so thank you very much for writing it. >> i know lots of adults who can't read it. [laughter] >> thank you. so, um, my question is, um, i'm at the end of middle school, and i want to become a journalist when i grow up, so -- [applause] okay. so you have had an incredible career, and you're one of my idols, so i just wanted to ask you, um, any tips for young people like me who want to become a journalist and want to see the world? [applause] >> you've chosen, perhaps prematurely -- [laughter] a great career. i've often said if somebody came from another planet to the united states to spend a year and they went back to, say, mars and they said who are the
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 11:30pm EDT
testings of the smart campion's coming you know, and the obama campaign issues informed by the the data. they are having people that are voter file managers who are stealing the data and targeting people you get to the presidential campaign and one of the things the romney campaign had to do after this summer when they won the nomination is the voter science team and increasingly that sort of function is becoming a core function of the campaign. it used to be that to the extent you had a that was less for fund-raising and you could buy them from the voters or consultants. people now have what they call different things but it's basically the core function of the modern campaign to have a discussion on the voter side crunching and processing data. >> host: if we were to go to the romney campaign, how many people -- is there a lot of young staff? >> guest: in chicago dozens of people on how you define it in the fund raising data online analytics in every state they are hiring for better data jobs and voter file managers and targeting directors that's the the bombing campaign has thousands
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
protestants. >> neither jongh boehner or harry reid of the presidential candidates -- and barack obama whose -- what i'm saying is it is an extraordinary openness. >> we talk about it a lot. you know, i liked it when i was a kid. we didn't talk about a whole lot. we talk a lot about that person is that and this person is this and we pretend that we are tolerant. i like it when people didn't care. i was catholic. you talk about a minority i was a black catholic in savannah georgia that is an insular -- i was the only black kid in my seminary, 1965, 64 there was another young man. he left and the next two years i was here by myself in savannah. they identify a lot more. i kind of like the idea that when it started you and i are here. neither one of us is caucasian and nobody seems to care. you look like your indian descent to the to -- i'm just a little doubtful i should say. but here we are. i think what you should be more concerned about this none of that seems to be more relevant than the face people are but even with that, even if we can nitpick all of that, these are good people. th
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
candidates and evaluating the candidates both presidential candidates -- lee 11 talked-about the fact that barack obama has a more positive favorable rating than mitt romney, both of them are pretty divided when we look at people's impressions of both candidates they are divided about these candidates and part of that is that they don't see, they don't see everything they want to see in any one candidate so it is not surprising that the economy and jobs is at the top but people like thinking about these other values, and other issues as they are making their choice but having to make the choice between what they are being offered. >> there is a similar methodology the campaign pollsters use as the public pollsters' use. the goals are very different. we are trying to identify whether attitudes people might share, campaign polls are about targeting and trying to influence public opinion because they want to win. sometimes the best strategic advice may be to drive of your opponent's negatives. they all do this. we see it in these ads which will push over $1 billion. a very different sort of d
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
did in two years. by the way, we've been winning those cases. >> wednesday, president obama and mitt romney meet in the first presidential debate, the news hours jim lehrer moderates from the university of denver. watch it engage with our live debate preview at 7 p.m. eastern followed by t. waste watch the debate at nine. on c-span both candidates on screen the entire debate. on c-span2, the multi-camera version of the debate. and following, your reaction, calls, e-mails and tweets. follow live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> this is, my fifth book by the first world written a story line come sustained storyline running through it. a true story basically 10 days in london in 1854. and it's a story of an incredibly terrifying outbreak that took place during this period, and outbreak of cholera. the first half of the book is really quite sobering and flaming in some ways. as this outbreak just devastates this neighborhood in the western edge of soho. but also turned into being actually i think a much more optimistic story because the defense of this l
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of you may now come a president obama of course had a very strong opinion that this was wrong, a very strong opinion about campaign finance. and he didn't like the superpacs. so for a long time, there was no serta presidential blessing for a superpac to exist. so we were actually late to the game. you reduce u.s.a. action, which is the sub 10 supporting barack obama was late to foreign and late to get started. and late to raise money, more importantly. it was started by john sweeney and bill burton, who would come out of the white house. sean, who has served as chief of staff to rahm emanuel, the single worst title, chief of staff, chief of staff. and did a great job. and the two of them had left the white house to start his superpac and begin the process of trying to help barack obama get reelected. and it started out slow. the way to raise money is to go to donors that are interesting in helping the president, who were shot at interest in trying to help the president. and it's a very different fundraising strategy. it is for a lot of them you think about barack obama and the po
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
the presidential elections, whether it's romney or obama? >> let me just make two points. one point is about importance of issues. i happen to think that foreign policy isn't much of an issue in our elections anyway, and even though it has, you know, recent events have increased it and today romney's giving a speech, by and large that's not likely this late in the day unless there's a war or something on that scale to have much of an impact. and i think what we haven't talked about is how people rank these issues. we do have a couple of questions in the poll about the ranking of the issue, relations with the muslim world and also ranking the arab/israeli issue in the priorities. people do rank it in the top five, but in an open question not in terms of comparison to other issues if you put it in there, and republicans, oddly enough, tend to rank it a little bit higher than democrats. and maybe that's one thing that romney is doing. now, if you -- what would happen if there is an election? obviously, let's say we'll make a difference between romney and obama on this. i'd make two poi
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
a presidential election six weeks ago -- six weeks from now in which whoever, whether's obama, romney, they're going to have to sit there, and this is what they're going to be spending your time on. yes, young man. >> hi. um, i just -- oh, 13. >> thank you. >> i just wanted to say, first of all, that i am right in the middle of the price of politics, i'm in the middle of chapter 20, so it's an incredible book, so thank you very much for writing it. >> i know lots of adults who can't read it. [laughter] >> thank you. so, um, my question is, um, i'm at the end of middle school, and i want to become a journalist when i grow up, so -- [applause] okay. so you have had an incredible career, and you're one of my idols, so i just wanted to ask you, um, any tips for young people like me who want to become a journalist and want to see the world? [applause] >> you've chosen, perhaps prematurely -- [laughter] a great career. i've often said if somebody came from another planet to the united states to spend a year and they went back to, say, mars and they said who are the people that have
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
featured prominently in last night's presidential debate. governor romney talked about shifting people currently under the age of 55 to a voucher like program for health care when they reach age 65. president obama's affordable care act does not offer a truly long-term fix to medicare. so, what is your plan to keep medicare solid while not forcing seniors to fend for themselves? >> well, for me, medicare is not an esoteric debate. my mom who worked in the factories of new jersey, where char to get us into the middle class in the twilight of her life she was fighting alzheimer's. medicare was her health care security. they made a difference with her to live in dignity. that's why under the act on trent affordable care act we extended life until 2024. that's why we'll continue to look at the life of medicare as some of what we did it beginning to eliminate the waste, fraud and abuse. that is part of why we extend the life of medicare by stopping over payments to insurance companies prospectively and also maybe i don't know that warren buffett and bill gates made medicare. so maybe we hav
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the next year. >> so that's an interesting point. we've been watching a presidential election where neither candidate wants to talk about the specifics, get even close to talking about the specifics. you even have a case where the congress and the obama administration slowed the growth of medicare spending by $700 billion, and they're being attacked by republicans for having done that. so, in an environment where you can't talk about medicare, in an environment where no one will talk about base broadeners, everyone talks about loophole closers, how do you, how do you get from here to there? and let me ask doug, first, you said that the environment will be different in 2013. other than this pressure you talked about pro the rating agencies what will get these guys singing kumbayah with each other? >> they're not going to sing kumbayah. i don't want to pretend that they will. this environment is the worst but this would be the right time to fix the fiscal cliff so we don't have to worry about the economics. not happening. lame duck would be the second worst. and for all the reasons i
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
deputy assistant to president obama spoke at california state university northridge he discussed how those lessons can be applied to this year's campaign. he also analyzed leadership, communication and the use of words in the presidential campaigns. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> i spent a lot of time in this area. this is a holiday place for me. my relatives actually lived in the hills, so every holiday for about two decades this is actually where we came every christmas and thanksgiving and so forth. so it is a great honor to be back here. tell you a little bit about myself. when i was in third grade we moved to california anyone know where the park is? lived in this small town in california, and i had about the same ten kids i went to school with every year until late trade and then when i got into high school we were in love valley and picked up a lot more classmates. so i grew up small i guess you'd say. we did a lot of direct activities, camping, fishing, hunting, played ball. and so, you know, he eventually i ended up at santa barbara and i think having grown up
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
republicans argue before the next presidential debate and president obama is great orator and romney is so, so. we saw romney give stronger performance. expectations for him will be higher in the next debate. >> james, one of our 10 to 20 reporters we have on the ground at the debate in denver has been in the spin room. he is joining us. hey, homan, forget the romney side of things for a second. what are you hearing from the obama officials that are in "the spin room"? is anyone making the case that in fact he won or are they being more clear eyed in the assessment of it? >> they're being more clear eyed, jim. some private grumbling about jim lehrer. you're hearing some people say with the halperin quote you said, kind of downplaying the significance of this thing. most people made up their minds. you're hearing what mike mentioned a few minutes ago, people saying yeah, romney did well stylelisticly but not substantively. i can tell you on the republican side i'm sensing real confidence. the republicans are the first people to get in the spin room. they came pouring in with their placards
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
come up and asked for follow-up questions later on. [applause] >> leading up to tonight's presidential debate, a panel of experts now with some of the leadership styles of president obama and republican presidential nominee made wrong. former presidential hopeful and utah governor jon huntsman, congressman bart gordon, and weekly standard editor william kristol among the speakers at this event, life here at the brookings institution. it is just getting under way. >> leadership style and approach to management. so the questions we will be looking at today is how does the total presidential campaign shed light on the leadership qualities of president obama and governor romney, and what does the camping experience, as we've seen so far, indicate about the approach to management and governance. today with a simple and outstanding panel of speakers to help us analyze these questions. jon huntsman is a past presidential candidate, so he has a lot of authenticity to discuss these leadership questions. but if i know anything about the subject matter i wouldn't be here today. [laughter] >> we a
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
than the previous ministers in debt into to and we have been winning those. >> president obama and mitt romney meet in the first presidential debate. two ways to watch the debate. the multi camera version. falling, your reactions. follow our live coverage. >> house majority leader this as his democratic challenger. this debate focuses on economic issues. the first for the seventh district. that -- this is just over an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much. let me begin with a few reminders. we are fortunate enough to have ts we will covering this event and want to let everyone know about that. [applause] secondly, both candidates have asked everyone in their room to turn their cell phones off. not buzzing competing, or ringing, but please have them off. third after each question we view -- please hold your applause until the end of the debate. we are just going to take time if we have to wait for a pause after the end of every question a matter how get the answer might be. a little bit now about the actual format. we begin and end with three minute closing statements by each candid, a
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
president obama and mitt romney. you will hear from former presidential hopeful and utah governor john huntsman, former representative bart gordon and weekly standard editor bill kristol. this is hosted by the brookings institution. [inaudible conversations] >> okay. good morning. we would like to get started. vice president of government studies for technology innovation at the brookings institution, and i would like to welcome you to today's event on campaign leaders. we are what casting today's events. it would like to welcome those of you watching via the internet we also have c-span with us today. we will be live tweeting the event using-tag bi leader. any of you who wish to post comments or ask questions during the event, please do so. during the q&a portion we will take questions from our live audience here as well as our virtual audience. the question about leadership has been a big part of the 2012 elections. the presidential candidate conduct offers insight into its leadership style and approach to management. so the questions we will be looking at today is how does the 2012
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
talking about the candidates and the party should be discussing. next wednesday night the presidential debate begins. this for in our discussion with the obama and romney campaigns and as we've looked at the party platform, we have seen lots of attention being paid to child care and early learning that we might have expected. both in the presidential and also in the congressional races. given the research that points to the impact of attention to their earliest years of life, and given the of vintages of child care and helping low-income workers, we might have expected, for example, democrats to focus on child care after obama had been criticized for allowing flexibility for states and welfare work requirements. given the gender gap that the republicans face and need to overcome and given that child care is an issue many working mothers have been concerned about for a long time we might have expected detention to be paid by republicans. as i reported in the recent huffingtonpost.com peace and others talked about there's been insufficient attention paid by the campaigns in the opinion o
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
winning those cases. >> tonight president obama and mitt romney meet in the first presidential debate. jim lehrer moderates from the university of denver. watch and engage with see them with our life in the brig at 7 p.m. eastern followed by two ways to watch the debate at nine. on c-span both candidates on screen the entire debate. on c-span2 a multi-camera version of the debate. and following, your reactions, calls, e-mails and tweet. follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> ahead of the food and drug administration spoke at a conference on counterfeit prescription drugs. she discussed the new fda initiative to educate consumers, called bsafe our ex. this conference was hosted by the partnership for safe medicine. the fda commissioner's remarks are 20 minutes. >> thank you. it's really a pleasure to be here once again with the partnership for safe medicines. this is a really important topic to me personally and professionally, and really given our shared shared commitment to make our nation drug supply safe, effective, secure and high qual
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the way he wanted to tell it as obama does. self-creation is a very important word to obama. in the one of the earliest speeches about abraham lincoln, it was announcement speech of his presidential candidacy in 2007. it was done in bring field, he found out indication to compare himself to abraham lincoln. both of them were tall, gangly lawyers, and both gave speeches in springfield. [laughter] but if you look at what he says about lincoln, it's quite revealing for for him lincoln stands for self-creation. the ability to restart your life to make yourself to whatever you want to be. to choose your own values and pursue your own dreams. your own principles. i'm not sure that's how ab lam hin con would have seen himself. that's in keeping with the general liberal approach. you're not so much concerned with how someone like washington or lincoln understood himself, you're interested in what use you can make of them in in your own time primarily. well, here is where obama goes far beyond old fashion liberalism. comes close to doubting the inevitable of progress. doubts there are fixed
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
event is being held before the first presidential debate between president barack obama and governor mitt romney. tonight's town hall meeting provides us with a unique and strategic opportunity to put our important and crucial minority vote front and center because this is about us, our families, our communities. it's about our future. most of you know that about 35 states have reportedly passed measures that would restrict the right to vote, particularly among black and hispanic voters. probably many of you have heard today the state of pennsylvania struck down. so these measures could far as many as 5 million potential voters in casting your vote on who will lead the country for the next four years. the longer-term effect of this could severely impact how our country moves forward. the impact could be just as significant as the well-known brown v. board of education. the landmark supreme court case in which they declared the state law establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. some seem to think that one of the candidates, and i won't na
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
towards obama in a way that every seems to think that unless these debates reset his presidential election, it's quite clear that the president actually headed towards creating an environment where on this map is a significant advantage. >> governor christie promised speedy this is right, met ron is going to be so exceptional tomorrow there'll be a seismic shift. >> let's watch. talk about it next week in class. >> the crossroads different venues also engage in more localized regions, states, congressional and senate. a bit about how you choose your priorities since you have a broader scope than is. >> that's a good question. the goal of american crossroads is to be president obama into electing a president but were also heavily invested in senate and house races. a lot of the other super pacs or not. we are focused on all of the senate races are where you see a lot more of the advertising earlier on just because senate races, people figure, pay more attention earlier. will also engage in number of house races problems later. >> look, that's the other thing. crossroads place an ou
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 2:00am EDT
jongh boehner or harry reid of the presidential candidates -- and barack obama whose -- what i'm saying is it is an extraordinary openness. >> we talk about it a lot. you know, i liked it when i was a kid. we didn't talk about a whole lot. we talk a lot about that person is that and this person is this and we pretend that we are tolerant. i like it when people didn't care. i was catholic. you talk about a minority i was a black catholic in savannah georgia that is an insular -- i was the only black kid in my seminary, 1965, 64 there was another young man. he left and the next two years i was here by myself in savannah. they identify a lot more. i kind of like the idea that when it started you and i are here. neither one of us is caucasian and nobody seems to care. you look like your indian descent to the to -- i'm just a little doubtful i should say. but here we are. i think what you should be more concerned about this none of that seems to be more relevant than the face people are but even with that, even if we can nitpick all of that, these are good people. these are people who like a
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
watched the debate in this election cycle nearly 15 million were going to watch the first presidential debate four years ago. about 12 of the 67 that watched president obama square off against mitt romney on wednesday were in the ages of 18 to 34, nearly 31 million for 55 years or older. fox news channel averaged 10.4 million viewers that's an improvement over 8.24 years ago. cnn had about 6.1. about a million of your drop from the late. but still strong enough to beat msnbc's average of 4.7 million. this number of course does not include the numbers of people that watched on the internet or their mobile devices, and also c-span is not included in ratings to get there are basic numbers. 67 million people watching on television. next what's here on the role of government to trace of debate question is a call from carvin who is in hamilton montana. you are on. good morning, an independent. >> caller: yes, i think the government is here to help us do the intangible things we cannot do as individuals by ourselves, and i just want to say that the headlines down there in denver colorado wher
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 8:30pm EDT
time. if you want to go back to the ugliest presidential campaign in history, you could probably go back to 800 and john adams -- 1800 and john adams and thomas jefferson. particularly the followers against each other. so, um, but with president obama it's been attacks not on his policies so much as on him as a person. and we haven't seen that, i don't believe -- and i went back and did a lot of research in presidential campaigns and presidential history -- we haven't seen that severe that ugly directed against any president, pardon me, since abraham linson. we think -- lincoln. we think of lincoln, of course, as st. abraham. he wasn't thought of that way during his lifetime. it was only after he was assassinated. when he came to washington, he was bro deuced to the nation by the -- introduced to the nation by the kentucky statesman as follows: abraham lincoln is a man above the medium height. he passes the six-foot mark by an inch or two. he is raw-boned, bow-legged, knock-kneed, pigeon-toed, slob-sided, a shapeless skeleton in a very tough, very dirty unwholesome skin. his lips pr
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to the same. >> groupware can be started down this path and immigration. the presidential candidate. but what you like that from me to do and immigration marches and immigration? what would you like rock obama to do or say on immigration? >> either one. i would love them to say they are going to change the whole system. at least in the beginning, get rid of this hyp thing, absolutely. as for the so-called illegal mexicans, give them all learned english, give them a path to citizenship. they'll pay taxes, they are hard-working people, everything appeared by mitt romney doesn't do it, i have no idea because they are natural republicans. [laughter] their catholics, >> minority groups seem to be in the democratic party, but they tend to be much more conservative and have republican social values on choice, on rice, public schools are not sort of thing. and republicans backing away from the latino community is divided down the strategy is any political party is ever a doubt it. >> i couldn't agree more. >> the skins in his own party were drowned them out. >> i don't believe they would. h
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 8:30am EDT
presidents, of course, has been around for a long time. if you want to go back to the ugliest presidential campaign in history, you could probably go back to 800 and john adams -- 1800 and john adams and thomas jefferson. particularly the followers against each other. so, um, but with president obama it's been attacks not on his policies so much as on him as a person. and we haven't seen that, i don't believe -- and i went back and did a lot of research in presidential campaigns and presidential history -- we haven't seen that severe that ugly directed against any president, pardon me, since abraham linson. we think -- lincoln. we think of lincoln, of course, as st. abraham. he wasn't thought of that way during his lifetime. it was only after he was assassinated. when he came to washington, he was bro deuced to the nation by the -- introduced to the nation by the kentucky statesman as follows: abraham lincoln is a man above the medium height. he passes the six-foot mark by an inch or two. he is raw-boned, bow-legged, knock-kneed, pigeon-toed, slob-sided, a shapeless skeleton in a very toug
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the campaign of former deputy assistant to president obama. california state university northridge, he discussed the 2008 election and how those lessons can be applied to this year's campaign. he also analyzed leadership, communication and the use of words and presidential campaigns. this is an hour and 15 minutes. [applause] >> all right. thank you very much. you okay with? well, thank you. this is something of a homecoming for me. as laurie said, i actually grew up until i was in the third grade, i lived in lakewood california. and i spent a lot of time in this area. this is a holiday place for me. all of my relatives actually lived from norwalk to be female, so every holiday for about two decades, this is where we came every christmas, thanksgiving, so forth. so it is a great honor to come back here. i'll tell you a little bit about myself. when i was in third grade, i move to three rivers california. anybody know or sequoia national park is? i lived in a town called three rivers california. and i had about the same 10 kids i went to school with every year until the eighth grade
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point. watching the presidential election, where neither candidate wants to talk about the specifics, get even closer talking specifics. you even have a case where the obama administration slowed the growth of medicare spending by $700 billion the big attack of republicans for having done not. in the environment where you can't talk about medicare, where no one would talk about -- everyone is just talking about loophole closes, how do you get from here to there? let me ask doug first. you save the environment would be different in 2013. other than this pressure you talk about for the rating agencies, what is going to get these guys singing to my all? >> they are not going to think oh my god. this environment is the worst, but this'll be the right time to fix it. you don't have to worry about economics not happening. it can be the second word and it's very unlikely that she can't avoid getting it to next year, where i think they're going to be outside pressures. capital market, cutting rating agencies and great leadership out of the white house to get this done. and it's going to be d
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conversations] >>> as this even comes to a close a quick reminder that the second presidential debate is scheduled for october 16th. will be town meeting format and we will have live coverage on the c-span networks. the road to the white house coverage continues today with president obama with a campaign rally in colorado. >>> we need to tackle our nation's challenges before they tackle us. we need to save and strengthen medicare and social security, and we are putting the ideas on the table how to do that. we are not going to try to scare seniors we are going to save the benefits for seniors and in my generations of these promises are kept. they have laid out clearly, they say, that with barack obama and joe biden these endangered medicare. they stole money from medicare and they've done it to get obamacare. you see it in the ads. nothing can be further from the truth. beginning november 8th china will have no communist party leadership. secretary of state henry kissinger and former u.s. ambassador to china stapleton roy talked about the upcoming 18th national congress of china and with
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